Best Cities To Retire Is Tucson AZ

Best Cities To Retire In The United States!

Tucson AZ and Nearby Communities

list of best cities to retireWhat makes a city a great place to retire too?

Well, one top consideration is State, not the city, related. What is it? TAXES!

And four are related to the city you choose to live in. These include affordability, activities, quality of life, and health care.

With these in mind, Arizona ranks high. Arizona has seen an 18% drop in average monthly healthcare costs between 2018 and 2019.

Should that trend continue, Arizona will move even higher up on the list of top States to retire too.

But Arizona is a top pick for retirees since Sun City opened in 1960. In fact, senior population in Arizona grew 49.6% between 2007 and 2017. Here’s why.

  • Average monthly costs for healthcare is $333
  • State income tax rate: 2.59% to 4.54%

But City Is The Best In Arizona?

Now the big question. Where in Arizona should you look to for that perfect retirement home?

A recent publication by “” puts Tucson and Peoria in the top 20 cities to retire. For those not familiar with Arizona, Peoria is a suburb of Phoenix and Tucson is in southern Arizona. Some 90 miles south of Phoenix.

Tucson is on other lists for best cities to retire. Forbes magazine ranked Tucson AZ in the top 25 best cities to retire. And “Where To Retire Magazine put SaddleBrooke Ranch in the top 50 master-planned communities.

A Bit More About Tucson

Now lets put more light on the subject. Tucson covers a lot of space. Almost 600 square miles. That means there are lots communities, subdivisions and neighborhoods where you might find your perfect home.

Retirees, family or seasonal residents can find a great place in the Tucson metro area.

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Find Tucson Homes For Sale In SaddleBrooke Ranch

Yes, SaddleBrooke Ranch is one the newer 55+ communities in the greater Tucson area. But there are many more….take a LOOK!

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Forbes – 25 Best Cities To Retire

Forbes reviewed communities across 19 states to pick the top 25. 5 states had two or more communities making the top 25. Those states included Texax, North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky and Arizona.

Here’s why Forbes put Tucson, Arizona in their top 25 best places to live;

  • Its an affordable “big” city
  • The University Of Arizona
  • Low cost of living
  • Median home price under $175,000
  • Good tax climate
  • High number of doctors per capita
  • Above average Milken aging rank
  • Top rating for bicycling
  • Pleasant winters

Although not in the criteria, Tucson is well located in the southwest U.S. Day trips and “over nighters” include national parks, Arizona towns and Southern California.

Where To Retire Magazine

The 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the July/August issue included SaddleBrooke Ranch. SaddleBrooke Ranch was one of ten master-planned communities making the list in Arizona.

The communities making the top 50 offered a broad range of amenities for residents. The selection process went beyond general “localities” and concentrated on specific communities. Additionally, resident testimonials were key in selection.

SaddleBrooke Ranch is a Robson Resort Community about 30 minutes north of Tucson AZ. And a mere 9 miles north of the vibrant Town of Oro Valley, AZ.

SaddleBrooke Ranch is the early stages of development. With 400 of a planned 5,500 homes constructed. When done, SaddleBrooke Ranch will cover about 2,500 acres.

The amenities of SaddleBrooke Ranch include swimming, golf, pickleball, tennis courts and dining. A new pro-shop and club house with restaurant are under construction.

Considering A Home In Tucson, AZ?

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